Maersk Line Appoints GAC for Husbandry Services

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 8, 2015

Photo: Maersk

Photo: Maersk

Maersk Line, has appointed GAC to provide husbandry services for its vessels calling at Hong Kong.
 

Maersk Line is part of the Maersk Group, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. It operates 608 container vessels and has 374 offices in 116 countries. The company employs 7,100 seafarers and 25,500 land-based employees.
 
Under the two-year contract, which commenced on July 1, 2015, GAC will handle more than 1,000 calls by Maersk Line and MCC vessels per year at all ports and terminals in Hong Kong.
 
Hong Kong ranked as the world’s fourth largest container port with a throughput of 22.3 million TEUs in 2014. In 2015, however, container throughput year-on-year declined, dropping by double digits in March 2015. The port’s handling capacity has been impacted by a number of factors including greater deployment of mega container vessels, a substantial rise in river barge traffic, as these are favored over inland transportation for the movement of cargo containers and the port’s increasing reliance on international transshipments.
 
Nonetheless, Okbo remains optimistic that container throughput will rebound and that Hong Kong will see a moderate growth in the near future. “Hong Kong will continue to be one of the world’s thriving container ports,” he said. “With enhanced port handling capacity, I expect the throughput to turn around, which will in turn boost the demand for our shipping services.”
 

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Jun 2019 - 80th Anniversary World Yearbook

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News